While Rose has always known that she could make things happen that others couldn't, she doesn't truly identify that she has magical powers until she is living in the Fountain household. Mr. Fountain is an alchemist, and with all the magic in the house Rose's powers seem to develop even more.
When it is noticed that children have started to go missing from their homes, streets and parks, Rose and the magician's apprentice devise a plan to catch the kidnapper.
The book held my interest and I think that tween girls would probably really enjoy it. There are a few chapters that aren't scary exactly, but may not settle well with young children.
The next book in the series focuses more on Rose becoming an apprentice as well (and keeping up with her maid duties). She starts to learn more about different types of magic and how to perform different spells. In this story, a princess goes missing from the castle and Mr. Fountain and his 2 apprentices go to live at the castle while they try and find her and figure out how she went missing.
It was interesting to see how the characters and the relationships between them developed in the 2nd book. I really enjoy Rose as a character, and the magical cat Gus is a favourite as well!
You can learn more about author Holly Webb and her books on her website. To purchase any of the Rose books (or others) you can find them at Chapters.
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